Stock Footage of the Week: To Infinity…and Beyond!

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. About six years ago, NASA retired the last of its space shuttles, and with them the hopes and dreams of a generation of kids. But thanks to the wonderful world of sci-fi—and some inter-galactic stock footage—we don’t need to be shot into space to witness the wonders of the galaxy. From the colorful nebulas of deep space to footage furnished by NASA themselves, we’ve got the videos and motion backgrounds to take you … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: To Infinity…and Beyond!

Stock Footage of the Week: Holding Your Ground

“No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley.” -Seneca the Younger   Welcome to the third installment of our new series, where we bring you stock footage to inspire your work week—and beyond. This week as we were browsing our top performing stock footage clips we came across a video of a tree growing from a steep and rocky mountainside. Even though we weren’t … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Holding Your Ground

The Branding and Marketing Toolkit—Creative Assets for Creating Loyal Customers

What do Nike, Apple, and Disney all have in common? Brands that are 100% on point—but branding isn’t just for corporate bigwigs. From freelancers and consultants to small businesses, your brand is the core essence of your company. Think of it as the heart and soul. If you want customers that are as passionate about your product as you are, your brand needs to be a strong and consistent voice. Of course, not everyone has a large branding team at their disposal to instantly whip up new creative. Most of us are lean and limber, creating … Read more about The Branding and Marketing Toolkit—Creative Assets for Creating Loyal Customers

Top 20 Clips for Thanksgiving—The Stock Videos Artists Are Gobbling Up

Everyone has different ways of celebrating Thanksgiving—school’s out, the parade is on TV, and football season is in full swing—not to mention the big holiday meal! So feast your eyes on our top 20 clips of Thanksgiving stock footage curated from our most popular downloads. But Thanksgiving is about more than just turkey or pie—it’s a time to reconnect with family and friends. That’s why we’ve picked clips from our library that run the gamut of holiday festivities, from family togetherness to cooking a delicious feast. Here … Read more about Top 20 Clips for Thanksgiving—The Stock Videos Artists Are Gobbling Up

How to Capture Authentic Lifestyle Footage

Our customers are diverse in every sense of the word: culture, ethnicity, gender, and lifestyle. The unifying thread between them is a shared creative community and a deep desire for more realistic portrayals of everyday people, places, and experiences in stock media. Over the past year, we’ve seen a significant increase in searches for diversity and connection to the human experience at a global scale. Snapshots of ordinary, authentic moments in our daily lives topped our library trends data. So how do you capture high-quality footage … Read more about How to Capture Authentic Lifestyle Footage

Making Stock Footage Simple—How To Use Project Folders on VideoBlocks

Are you a frequent collaborator on creative projects? Do you want to share multiple files with clients to review in one go without sending a long list of links? To stay organized and improve your workflow efficiency, project folders are the tried-and-true way of keeping your clips catalogued, whether by project, theme, or any other category you can create. Plus, they’re easily shareable. You can start a project folder one of two ways: either in the Project Folders section of your Member Dashboard, or right in your search results. … Read more about Making Stock Footage Simple—How To Use Project Folders on VideoBlocks

The Ultimate Comic Book Toolkit: Here’s All the Stock Media You Need for an Origin Story

Are you holding out for a hero or just heroic stock media? From the year-round blockbusters of Warner Bros. and Marvel to television’s The Walking Dead and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, comic book adaptations are everywhere. But independent creatives don’t need studio backing to bring their origin stories to life—all they need is superlative stock video, graphics, and sound effects. We’ve teamed up with our sister sites GraphicStock and AudioBlocks to bring you all the stock media necessary to take your next comic book-inspired project from … Read more about The Ultimate Comic Book Toolkit: Here’s All the Stock Media You Need for an Origin Story

This House of Cards Title Sequence Is Made Entirely of Stock Footage

The battle for presidency is getting ruthless. The stakes are higher than ever, and everyone’s favorite political antihero will do and say anything—literally anything—to win. No, we’re not talking about the candidates running for president this year; we’re talking about Frank Underwood’s ongoing fight to retain the most powerful seat in Washington during the fourth season of House of Cards. Life imitates art in this Netflix megahit, but it’s not just the storyline that feels familiar. We noticed a number of parallels between the footage on … Read more about This House of Cards Title Sequence Is Made Entirely of Stock Footage